Þverá in Fljótshlíð

South Iceland
Photo credit: mbl.is

Fishing season

01 July – 20 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

4 fish per rod/day




Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
20000 ISK to 80000 ISK

What can be fished


River Þverá is about 26 km long, from its source at Hámúlagarður in Fljótshlíð to the confluence of the River Eystri Rangá. It is rather small and neat to begin with but grows as tributaries join . It reaches about 4 cubic meters / sec at the confluence of Eystri Rangá. The fishing has been maintained with the release of about 20 thousand salmon smolts a year, which are released into 4 ponds by the river. Þverá has through the years given a remarkably good catch on the four rods, and the catch in 2020 was 675 salmon.

Accommodation & Facilities


No fishing lodge is included with Þverá, from the summer of 2021, but Hellishólar right by the riverbank offers people accommodation and a three-course “anglers” dinner. It is best to book accommodation by sending an email to [email protected]

Fishing rules

Two anglers can share a rod and they must be together at a fishing spot. If people are seen using more rods than allowed, they can expect to be expelled from the river. All catches must be recorded before departure. People are asked not to drive off-road and to close gates.


The fishing area is about 20 km long and reaches from Gluggafoss and all the way downstream to the confluence. There is a total of 65 marked fishing spots in the river.

About the fishing license

[email protected] t. +354 793-7979


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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